This is awful.
The LGBT community is certainly a loyal bunch, yet I cannot believe that the second best overall restaurant goes to ROXX...sure, it is a convivial and supremely gay restaurant to dine in, but second best OVERALL BEST RESTAURANT?!?!?! Who says gays have taste? Apparently all that matters are the number of neon Bud Light signs in rainbow colors. At least La Tavola is a good choice...
As a note, Centennian--The AGMC allows men of all sexual orientations to join...while we are self-identified as a gay men's chorus, we welcome all men who have a passion (and talent) for singing.
Besha---thanks for the reply! I do agree that unobtrusive service can be a dream (and almost as fleeting as one), but there are times where engagement is needed: As a server (which I am sure you figured out), I am well aware that a good server needs to be prepared for those tables that seem to want entertainment with their meal, and not just smooth service. I will concede, however, that too many servers go on auto-pilot, and fail to perform the most essential of server actions: reading each table.
Again, thanks for taking the time to reply, and on a side note, I love the food section of CL so much, and look forward to the big food issue in a couple of weeks!
While I appreciate the elaborate stories of "aggressive service" and "long-winded menu descriptions" that have been posted as of late, I would also appreciate some stories of good service as well. More often than not, excellent service is merely given an afterthought of acknowledgement in your reviews:
" Service, as always, is flawless"
But get a server who is over-eager or too aggressive, and suddenly this is cause for a continued thread in your publication.
There are many restaurants in this city where servers pride themselves on "flawless service" and I would love to hear more about them.
It seems like everyone has their own idea of how to wait tables...the problem is that none of these people have probably ever waited tables.
We try to do the best we can...if we wait to clear the plates until everyone is finished, someone would probably complain that we left the dirty plates on the table too long. If we clear them as they are finished, we run the risk of pissing off people such as yourself....in the end, it is a crapshoot---but do you really think it deserves cutting the tip in half?
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